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TheStuff.net: Penalties MS May Face

Nov 07, 1999, 02:55 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Breit)

[ Thanks to Bob Smith for this link. ]

"Assuming the judge's final decision remains consistent with the document, Janet Reno and Co. will be demanding the imposition of massive sanctions against Microsoft. The most widely discussed penalty is a break-up of Microsoft..."

"A second penalty choice would be to compel Microsoft to hand over its Windows source code to a standards committee."

"The third option is that Microsoft may be compelled to make Windows open source."

"The last option would be to restrict Microsoft from interfering with any emerging technology which poses a threat to Windows. Microsoft would, then, be forbidden to use any licencing agreement between itself and the OEM'S to block the distribution of computers which do not have Windows preinstalled. This option would be most welcome news for Linux."

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